Cefepime Allergies

Cefepime (Maxipime®) contains an antibiotic that belongs to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics, which are related to penicillin antibiotics. Some people who have penicillin allergies will also be allergic to cefepime. An allergic reaction can be quite dangerous, so contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any signs of this, such as:
  • A rash
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Swelling of the mouth or lips
  • Difficulty breathing.
In most cases, however, side effects tend to be mild and easy to treat. If you are receiving cefepime and experience anything that "just does not seem right," contact your healthcare provider right away.
(Click Cefepime Side Effects to learn more about how this drug may cause allergies or other side effects. This article lists other possible problems that may occur and explains when to seek medical attention.)
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